Teachers are brain changers. This micro-credential addresses the Australian Government's Strong Beginnings Report requirements on the brain and learning in neuroplasticity.
You will delve into the fascinating world of neuroplasticity, learning about brain architecture, how information flows in the brain to store and retrieve information, brain-friendly pedagogical practices that work, and how to implement these to optimise student learning.
Using neuroscientific findings, you will develop an understanding of neurological development from early childhood to young adult. You will explore the contrast between novice and expert learners and explore how to guide students toward expertise in applying knowledge and skills.
You will learn practical strategies to enhance memory encoding, storage, and retrieval processes to minimise blockers to memory. This involves strategies like explicit teaching, modelling, and supportive structures that align with the learning processes of a student's brain.
This micro-credential aims to enhance your teaching practices to improve students’ achievements and well-being using the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
What is a Digital Badge?
Being involved in the teaching of others.
Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student.
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Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
This course provides professional development for teachers, clinicians, academics and other professionals who want to complete studies in a flexible and self-paced environment to gain neuroscientific insights to inform practices.
Undertaking this course enables teachers to meet Continuing Professional Development obligations for registration and Initial Teacher Education content requirements. It may contribute to industry update requirements for other professionals and significantly enhance professional practice.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.
20 hours of online learning
1. Compare and contrast novice and expert learners
2. Explain how the brain learns and the implications for your teaching
3. Understand brain development from early childhood to late adolescence.
Digital Badge via Credly
Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio.